Some of you may have been following Matthias from Germany on his amazing solo trans Mongolian Kite Trike Tour on a recumbent trike, here are some of the facts and videos from the tour
The Transmongolian Kite-Trike-Tour in facts & numbers
90 days | 7500 kilometers (excl. flights) Russia-Mongolia-Russia
Start: Novosibirsk, crossing Mongolia on the longest way from west to east, possible! End: Novosibirsk.
Total Distance by Kite-Trike: 5000km
Total Distance incl. Hitchhiking & Trans-Siberian Train, Fast Boat & Ferry: 7500km
Total Distance by using kites: approx. 1200km
Completely Kite- Days: 5 (no cycling in between!)
Mixed Days: Kite & Trike: 27
Top Speed with Kitepower: 53 km/h (sealed road)
Kite Sizes: 4sm / Flysurfer VIRON (used the most)
6 sm + 9 sm / Flysurfer PEAK !
Top Speed / downhill: 68 km/h (sealed road)
Longest Distance / Day: 148 km (Mix Kite & Trike / Sealed Road & Dirt Road)
Main Wind Directions: W,N, N/W, S/W
Stormy Weather / Sandstorms: 4 Days / excl. Thunderstorms @ night!
Rain: 7 Days / very strong and cold during the first days in Russia;(
Temperature: lowest: – 5 C° during the first nights in Mongolia.
Highest: 44 C° during July in the very east of Mongolia / without any shade!
Flat tires: just one! (the right one on the front- no probs @ all with the back wheel, without any save guard system / Schwalbe Jump`Jack!
Some videos from the trip